Saturday, August 29, 2009

September Events and Workshops at Wise Daughters' Craft Market

Screenshot: West Toronto Junction Wise Daughters Craft Market Newsletter: News and Workshops, September 2009Screenshot: Wise Daughters Craft Market Newsletter, September 2009

There’s something happening here...

Taking stock of how this adventure has played out over its first 8 months, I am quite amazed by just how much creative activity there has been at the shop. Wise Daughters has built up a talented roster of local artists, craftspeople and workshop instructors. There are now about 50 artists supplying the shop!

We’ve had workshops on everything from quilling and journaling to felt sculpture, mosaics, bookbinding and storytelling. There are lots of new offerings coming up this fall, plus the return of our most popular workshops.

I’m thrilled by how many repeat customers attend, but also by how the workshops attract such a diversity of participants from all over the GTA and beyond. Mums and sons, dads and daughters, friends and strangers – each expressing their individuality through art and crafts. Keep checking the website for new workshop listings for fall.

The summer kids’ camps have inspired more programming for children and families, and I look forward to all that youthful exuberance and artistic inhibition. Coming later this fall... crafting just for boys and parent/child craft sessions. And for the young at heart, arts & crafts "camp" for grown-ups.

Junction Arts Festival, Sept 9 – 13

Include these wonderful Wise Daughters happenings in your festival schedule:

Sleeping Cats and Other Stories
Exhibition by Lisa Pijuan-Nomura
Opens Wed, Sept 9, 6:30 - 8:30
with free short performances by Lisa and friends, refreshments

I Never Cared for Swimming: The Effects of Swiss Timekeeping on Global Water Levels
Written and performed by Greg Thomas
Thurs, Sept 10, 8 pm
Pay-what-you-can, reservations recommended.

All weekend, you can make your own buttons at Wise Daughters. And be sure to check out our sidewalk sale!

For full festival info, visit

September Workshops
Please pre-register

New - Children's Art Classes
Join artist Kathie Young for intimate small group classes in painting, drawing and felting.
Tuesdays starting September 22
4:00 - 5:00 ages 6 - 8
5:15 - 6:15 ages 9 - 12
$100 for 4 week series

Art Cards to Make and Trade
Sun, Sept 27, 1:00 - 3:30
Lisa Pijuan-Nomura leads the fun. Like baseball or playing cards... only they're one-of-a-kind works of art. No art experience necessary - the only rules are that cards need to be 2.5 x 3.5 and you have to trade at least a few of the cards you make, and leave one with Wise Daughters to display! Supplies provided.
Pay-what-you-can, but please reserve.

Wise Daughters Book Club
A small group of reading enthusiasts starting getting together last spring and will resume our reading and conversation this fall – more members welcome!

Come meet friendly crafty people at Sit ‘n’ Stitch every Thursday evening from 7 – 9
(no charge).

Please call 416-761-1555 for more info or to register for workshops

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Wise Daughters Craft Market
Local handicrafts and do-it-yourself workshops

3079B Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON, M5P 1Z9
(facing Quebec Ave, just south of Dundas, behind Crema Coffee)
There is ample street parking on Dundas and Quebec.
Via TTC: Junction bus from Dundas West Stn,
Lambton bus (or 15 min. walk) from High Park Stn.
416-761-1555 Whiskas - According to Hubert, October 22, 2008
Credit: Mychannel25

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